Florence L. "Flo" Massey, 91, of Gibson City passed away at 10:25 pm Tuesday April 14, 2020 at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City. A private family graveside service will be held at Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at the Gibson City Bible Church. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gibson City Bible Church or to Transitions Hospice.
Florence was born October 20, 1928 in Litchfield, Illinois a daughter to Fred and Euphemia Dagon Lowe. She married Robert W. Massey Sr. on December 31, 1967. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2003. Surviving are two sons- Robert (Linda) Knabel of Galesburg and Jeff (Kristen) Massey of Gibson City; two daughters- Nancy (Gene) Ray of Forsyth and Marty (Bill) Kaeding of Normal, a daughter-in-law Carla Massey of Ashkum; Her brother Melvin Lowe of Litchfield and her sister Dorothy Hamman of Rio Rico, Arizona. Also, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Robert W. "Bob" Massey Jr, daughter Cindy Ader, brothers Fred Jr., Lester, Marvin and sister Linda.
Flo, as she was affectionally known by all that knew and loved her was very involved in her church communities throughout most of her life, she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served "behind the scenes" in so many ways. She was a waitress at the ‘Downtown Café' where folks enjoyed her homemade pies for dessert. She took pride in her home and was especially passionate about gardening and cooking. She enjoyed sharing these gifts with her family and friends in hospitality. Flo quietly demonstrated love and care to those around her through service. Her sharp wit and humor were displayed through playful conversation with friends and family.
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